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Seven reasons Opera on the Beach is the ultimate Gold Coast night out

That stunning coastline, that fine food, that fun entertainment: Griffith Opera on the Beach has everything your Gold Coast getaway needs, in one spectacular evening by the sea.


1. Swap seats for sand between your toes

Splash out for a low-set deck chair in A Reserve or spread out on the sand in B and C Reserve. This is a low-key, relaxed event. Wear what you like and enjoy opera your own way.

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Image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.

2. Grand opera on the Gold Coast

Aida is the grandest opera of all: with a royal love triangle, the dramatic 'Triumphal March' (you’ll know it) and plenty of bling in the spectacular costumes. Set among the sand dunes of Egypt, it’s a perfect match for Coolangatta Beach.

3. Passionate music and powerful stories

This opera is by Verdi, one of the greatest composers of all time. That means you can expect magnificent music and a dramatic plot.

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4. Everything’s better with bubbles

We've taken the stress out of dinner and a show. Arrive any time from 5pm to enjoy an al fresco dinner with family or friends as the sun sets. Order drinks, gourmet snacks or a full meal from one of our three pop-up bars on site, or pre-order one of our picnic hampers.

5. A spectacular set

As if the view from the beach wasn’t special enough, two giant Pharaohs tower nearly 8m above the stage. (You’d never know it, but they’re carved out of polystyrene!). 

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6. Finish with fireworks

More than 150 shots of fireworks will explode into the sky every night. 

7. The perfect weekend escape

Plan a weekend away on the Gold Coast for the Griffith Opera on the Beach — Aida to enjoy the balmy nights and sunny days of September. 

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Griffith Opera on the Beach — Aida features some of Opera Australia’s finest performers, along with members of the Opera Australia Chorus, a Community Chorus, a magnificent orchestra supported by the musicians of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and dancers.

Tickets to Opera on the Beach start at just $35.


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